12 quirky mooncakes to delight your taste buds

These unusual and exotic flavours are sure to raise some eyebrows

These unusual and exotic flavours are sure to raise some eyebrows
These unusual and exotic flavours are sure to raise some eyebrows
03 Sep 2018

These unusual and exotic flavours are sure to raise some eyebrows

It never ceases to amaze us the unusual mooncake flavours and combinations that pop up each year and there is nothing we love more than trying them out. Don’t get us wrong, we like the traditional lotus paste mooncakes, but how can you pass up on fun flavours like Milo Dinosaur and Yuzu Pop Rocks? So if you are looking for something unique this Mid-Autumn Festival, here are 12 new-fangled offerings to tickle your fancy, as well as some super Instagrammable ones (think 3D bunnies and “Pokeballs”) for good measure. ‘Cos what’s on the outside is just as important as the inside.

The Fullerton Hotel’s Milo Dinosaur Mooncake
The Fullerton Hotel’s Milo Dinosaur Mooncake
03 Sep 2018

The Fullerton Hotel’s Milo Dinosaur Mooncake

Now you can have your favourite supper drink in mooncake form. Designed to resemble ancient Chinese belt buckles, the tear-shaped snowskin mooncakes are comprised of a smooth milk lotus paste and crunchy pops of Milo. For a refreshing alternative, try the Yuzu with Chia Seeds Snow Skin Mooncake.

Price: $61 for 4 pieces (classic box) / $73 for 4 pieces (premium box). Order at Fullertonhotels.com

Guinness Snowskin Mooncakes
Guinness Snowskin Mooncakes
03 Sep 2018

Guinness Snowskin Mooncakes

Be the most popular person at your mooncake party with these too cool for school Guinness-laced snowskin treats. The sweet and malty combination of coffee-flavoured lotus paste and Guinness-infused chocolate ganache is genius and unforgettable. We signed up for Guinness’ mooncake crafting workshop after tasting these pops of black gold.

Price: Available free with every purchase of 4 x Guinness Draught pack (4 cans) via Redmart or FairPrice On, or with a minimum spend of $90 on Guinness products at supermarkets including Fairprice, Cold Storage, Giant, and Sheng Siong.

Bee Cheng Hiang’s Bak Kwa Mooncakes
Bee Cheng Hiang’s Bak Kwa Mooncakes
03 Sep 2018

Bee Cheng Hiang’s Bak Kwa Mooncakes

If you are a bak kwa fan, you’ll love these from Bee Cheng Hiang, which are really just bak kwa masquerading as a mooncakes. Packed with freshly barbequed pork belly jerky and an assortment of nuts, they are a little tough to slice into, but top marks for the unique sweet-savoury flavour and crunchy texture.

Price: $60 for 4 pieces) at various retail locations islandwide and online.

Janice Wong’s Chocolate Snowskin Mooncakes
Janice Wong’s Chocolate Snowskin Mooncakes
03 Sep 2018

Janice Wong’s Chocolate Snowskin Mooncakes

No mooncakes have made us smile as much as these do. The whimsical snowskin masterpieces, which are cast in chocolate before being hand-painted with artsy splatters and swirls, are not only a feast for the eyes but for the palate with their avant-garde flavour pairings like Marc de Champagne Matcha, Mandarin Date and Bakkwa Salted Lotus Paste.

Price: $55 for assorted box of 9 at Janice Wong Singapore

Convey’s Bird’s Nest Mooncakes
Convey’s Bird’s Nest Mooncakes
04 Sep 2018

Convey’s Bird’s Nest Mooncakes

Convey’s atas offering takes the cake for the most high SES mooncakes this year. As if being dusted with gold leaf isn't extravagant enough, each snowskin treat contains a generous filling of gold flakes, premium bird’s nest and creamy custard.

Price: $129 for a box of 4. Order at Facebook.com/coveysingapore.

Photo: Facebook/Convey Singapore

Pine Garden’s Snowskin Yuzu Pop Rocks
Pine Garden’s Snowskin Yuzu Pop Rocks
03 Sep 2018

Pine Garden’s Snowskin Yuzu Pop Rocks

A party in your mouth is what you get when you bite into this popping mooncake filled with tangy yuzu-infused white lotus seed paste mooncake speckled with pop rocks candy and candied citrus peel. Once you’ve tried these explosive treats, you won’t want to go back to regular mooncakes again.

Price: $14.62 each. Order online at pgcake.com.

Xin Cuisine’s Pandan White Lotus Seed Paste with Champagne Praline
Xin Cuisine’s Pandan White Lotus Seed Paste with Champagne Praline
03 Sep 2018

Xin Cuisine’s Pandan White Lotus Seed Paste with Champagne Praline

This is a must for those who like their mooncakes with a little buzz. Combining the fragrance of pandan with a rich champagne chocolate centre, this snowskin creation packs a boozy kick. Definitely not for the lightweight drinker. Other noteworthy offerings are the refreshing White Lotus Paste with Orange Praline Mooncake and White Lotus Paste with Hazelnut Crunch Mooncake which are part of the low sugar snowskin flavours making their debut this year.

Price: $60  for 6 pieces. Call 6731 7173 or order online at https://holidayinnfestive.oddle.me/.

Haagen-Dazs’s Line Friends Collection
Haagen-Dazs’s Line Friends Collection
03 Sep 2018

Haagen-Dazs’s Line Friends Collection

The kids will definitely be over the moon with these adorable ice cream mooncakes featuring the mugs of popular Line characters Brown, Sally, Cony and Choco. Flavours range from the exotic hojicha with vanilla to pumpkin white chocolate with macadamia nut. Our favourite is the purple potato white chocolate, which tastes like sweet potato ice cream.

Price: $64 at all Haagen-Dazs stores

Oreo mooncakes
Oreo mooncakes
03 Sep 2018

Oreo mooncakes

Even Oreo has jumped on the bandwagon, putting its stamp on mooncakes. Those expecting a cookies and cream centre or Oreo’s signature cream filling will be disappointed as these taste nothing like the sandwich cookie. Instead you get Brownie Chocolate, Double Chocolate with Milk, Custard & Pineapple-flavoured Jam and Strawberry Jam.

Price: $29.90 for an assorted box of 6 mooncakes at FairPrice outlets or online.

Thye Moh Chan’s Red Bean Mochi with Salted Egg Yolk mooncake
Thye Moh Chan’s Red Bean Mochi with Salted Egg Yolk mooncake
03 Sep 2018

Thye Moh Chan’s Red Bean Mochi with Salted Egg Yolk mooncake

Not feeling like the usual Cantonese-style mooncakes? Try Thye Moh Chan’s new Red Bean Mochi with Salted Egg Yolk mooncake which puts a modern spin on the traditional Teochew pastry. Beneath the flaky crust is a layer of sweet red bean that hugs a soft, chewy salted egg yolk-filled mochi. Best enjoyed with a pot of tie guan yin.

Price: $38.80 at all Thye Moh Chan outlets

Antoinette’s Hae Bee Hiam Mooncakes
Antoinette’s Hae Bee Hiam Mooncakes
03 Sep 2018

Antoinette’s Hae Bee Hiam Mooncakes

At first glance, it looks like a regular mooncake but bite into it and you will be greeted with an explosion of sweet, umami and spicy flavours. The hae bee hiam is worked into the salted egg yolk, so it is not overpowering when eaten with the pumpkin seed-studded white lotus paste.

Prince: $60 for a box of 4. To order, call 6293 3121 or email sweets@sugardaddy.com.sg.

Goodwood Park Hotel’s Blue Pea Flower with White Lotus Seed Paste and Melon Seeds
Goodwood Park Hotel’s Blue Pea Flower with White Lotus Seed Paste and Melon Seeds
03 Sep 2018

Goodwood Park Hotel’s Blue Pea Flower with White Lotus Seed Paste and Melon Seeds

Giving Janice Wong’s edible works of art a run for their money are Goodwood Park Hotel’s blue pea flower mooncakes which are as eye-catching as they are tasty. The gorgeous blue and white hued snow skin envelops the familiar combination of white lotus seed paste and melon seeds.

Price: $64 for a box of 4or $42 for 2. Order at Goodwoodparkhotel.com.

Bonus: Peony Jade’s Celestial Rabbit Snowskin Mooncakes
Bonus: Peony Jade’s Celestial Rabbit Snowskin Mooncakes
03 Sep 2018

Bonus: Peony Jade’s Celestial Rabbit Snowskin Mooncakes

Chang E’s jade rabbit comes alive in Peony Jade’s adorable bunny-shaped snowskin mooncakes. The three-dimensional creations come in two flavours - Sencha Green Tea Melon Seeds and Salted Egg Custard.

Price: $74 (2 pieces of each flavour). Order at pjmooncakes.com.sg.

Bonus: Mitzo’s Housemade Baked Mooncakes
Bonus: Mitzo’s Housemade Baked Mooncakes
03 Sep 2018

Bonus: Mitzo’s Housemade Baked Mooncakes

No, this isn’t an Ultra Pokeball, but Mitzo’s striking yam paste and salted egg mooncake. It’s decadent, funky and definitely worth the ‘gram.

Price:  $128 for a set of 6. Details at Mitzo.sg.

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